Sunday 4 October 2019 — East Sussex — at the Lewes Arms, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes

Oct Pea Throwing

This event — an event suitable for those who find pea shooting to be too exciting.

The event takes place every year the first sunday of October but sometimes it’s the second Sunday of October. This year, it’s taking place on the 4th of October.

In this little-known sport, which began in the 1990s, each contestant throws three peas down Castle Ditch Lane next to the pub.

Leland throwing peas down Castle Ditch Lane

The winner is the one whose pea travels the farthest. Peas rolling along on the ground count the same as flying peas.

If your pea falls down a grating, you are allowed another attempt.

You don’t need to bring your own peas. Peas, frozen ones, are provided by the event’s organizers.

Record distance: 44 meters.


Entrance fee: £2.50 for adults and £1 for children.

The event lasts about an hour. Then a meal. Fish and chips, mushy peas.

Oct mushy peas

Click here for more info

From four years ago:

Dozens line up for World Pea Throwing Championship

article in the Brighton Argus — click here


Lewes Arms landlady Abi Mawer provides the peas



Pea Shooting:

Pea Shooting 2013

pea throwing